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Most of us appreciate the character and beauty of an old house. However, older homes usually have old plumbing that is not only apt to fail but can also be inadequate for the needs of a modern family. It is easy to fall for the old adage: “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”, but this attitude, when applied to outdated plumbing frequently results in costly damage. If you are thinking of renovation, then updating the plumbing should be a consideration.
Home Renovations and Plumbing
Taking the initiative to renovate old plumbing before it becomes a problem can save thousands of dollars in potential damage, not to mention the heartbreak of having your house flooded. A modern, high-quality plumbing system increases both peace of mind and property values and can reduce insurance costs. Our Vancouver bathroom contractors are experts at identifying old and deteriorating plumbing. If you are undertaking home renovations it is in your best interests to have the plumbing system assessed prior to commencing work.
Which Material Should be Used For Repiping
Anyone contemplating a complete home make over using a professional Vancouver renovations company would be mistaken if not including plumbing in the project. Major renovations usually involve removal of wall finishes and this is the perfect opportunity to upgrade plumbing economically throughout the home. Old pipes can be made of clay, steel or cast iron and may look okay on the outside while deteriorating inside. Even older copper piping has a tendency to thin out, particularly in bends, and Vancouver’s water pH encourages this. Upgrading to modern materials and plumbing systems will virtually eliminate the likelihood of flooding and gives you the opportunity to relocate kitchen and bathroom facilities and accommodate newer technologies. This is also an opportunity to ensure your home’s plumbing is up to code.
Doing it Right
Because plumbing systems can be complex and the consequences of failure severe, it is not only wise but often required by code to contract with a certified plumbing technician to deal with the task of re-piping. With more than three decades of experience in all aspects of home renovation and general construction in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, we bring uncompromising skill and integrity to your home renovation project.
Call us if you are thinking of a plumbing upgrade or any kind of home renovation project.
Author: Mike Kultalahti